Norton Cloud Backup Store and Protect Important Files & Documents

Norton Cloud Backup  Store and Protect Important Files & Documents

Norton Cloud Backup to store and protect important files and documents against hard drive failures, stolen devices and even ransomware. Don't risk losing your important files to loss or theft of your PC, hard drive failure or ransomware. Automatically back up your photos, financial files and other important documents of your choice on your Windows PC with the Cloud Backup feature in Norton 360 :

Backups help protect your data if you become a victim of ransomware, or malware or if you experience major hardware issues. If your subscription includes Norton Backup, you get free cloud storage and the option to buy more storage if needed. You can also backup files to your own local storage device. Before running your first backup, you must activate Norton Backup. To use cloud backup, you must set the Network Cost Awareness option in the Firewall Settings window to No Limit.

Define the Internet usage for Norton

Network Cost Awareness lets you control the bandwidth that Norton uses. By default, Network Cost Awareness is turned on and set to Auto. In Windows 7 or earlier, the default setting is No Limit. If you have a slow Internet connection, you can reduce the bandwidth that Norton uses. You can also set communication policies for all network connections that your computer uses by changing Network Cost Awareness settings.

Define the Internet usage for Norton

  1. Start Norton.

    If you see the My Norton window, next to Device Security, click Open.

  2. In the Norton main window, click Settings.

  3. In the Settings window, click Firewall.

  4. On the General Settings tab, in the Network Cost Awareness row, click Configure. If the Configure option is disabled, move the On/Off switch to On.

  5. In the Network Cost Awareness settings window, under the Policy column, click the drop-down list next to the network connection for which you want to set up a policy.

  6. Select one of the following:

    • Auto Allows Norton to receive all product and virus definition updates based on the Windows cost awareness policy.

      The Auto option is available only in Windows 8 or later.

    • No Limit Allows Norton to use the required network bandwidth to receive all product and virus definition updates. If you use Windows 7 or earlier, the default policy is No Limit.

    • Economy Allows Norton to access the Internet only to receive critical product updates and virus definitions. If you have a limited Internet connection, Economy ensures you are protected from critical security threats.

    • No Traffic Blocks Norton from connecting to the Internet. If you choose this policy, Norton cannot receive critical virus definitions and program updates, which can lead to potential dangers and virus attacks.

  7. Click Apply, and then click OK.

  8. In the Settings window, click Close.